Last week I bought GTA IV The Complete Edition on DVD (for PC). I have got a new PC that greatly satisfies to the system requirements.

I installed both games and followed all instructions. I also downloaded and installed the latest patch of GTA IV, as well of EFLC.

But when I start any of the games (GTA IV or TLAD or TBoGT), I won't come any further than the loading screen with the character pictures and the intro music. The music plays out all the way to the end and the character slideshow repeats infinitely. I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del and sign out from Windows to end this.

Because of this problem I wasn't able to play any of these games even once. I searched out many forums about GTA IV, but I didn't found a solution anywhere.

I've tried a lot already, but nothing helps me out. Does anyone please know how to solve this obstinate problem?

Thanks in advance!

Forums Help Desk Infinite loading screen (character pictures) in all GTA IV era games

Try to re-install the game. Also, let me check you specs. Could you give me a list?Gtav v 48x48Dodo8 Talk
13:02, February 10, 2013 (UTC)

When I posted my last message, I just installed the game for the second time again, so that doesn't help. These are my system specs:

Item                Details

Windows:            Windows Version 6.2 (Build 9200)

Internet Explorer:  9.10.9200.16453

Memory (RAM):       6019 MB

CPU Info:           Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz

CPU Speed:          2996,4 MHz

Sound Card:         Speakers (Realtek High Definiti | 

Display Adapters:   Intel(R) HD Graphics | Intel(R) HD Graphics | Intel(R) HD Graphics

Monitors:           1x; Generic PnP Monitor | 

Screen Resolution:  1920 X 1080 - 32 bit

Network:            Network Present

Network Adapters:   Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter | Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter | Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

CD / DVD Drives:    1x (G: | ) G: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-216BB

Ports:              COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present. 

Mouse:              8 Button Wheel Mouse Present

Hard Disks:         C:  1801,3GB | D:  60,0GB

Hard Disks - Free:  C:  1700,2GB | D:  51,8GB

USB Controllers:    3 host controllers.

Firewire (1394):    Not Detected

Manufacturer *:     American Megatrends Inc.

Product Make *:     MS-7797

AC Power Status:    OnLine

BIOS Info:          |  |

Time Zone:          West-Europa (standaardtijd)

Battery Status:     No Battery

Motherboard *:      To be filled by O.E.M. MS-7797

IP Address: | 

MAC Address:        *censored*

Host Name:          PC-WILLEM

SM BIOS:            M7797TT1.209